Pennsylvania Ice Cream Stands

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The Igloo
Chambersburg, PA
Franklin Fountain
Philadelphia, PA
The Igloo opened in 1950. The stand still uses the original stainless-steel churns for their ice cream. For more, see this website. [map]

The Franklin Fountain opened in 2004 and serves homemade ice cream. This ice cream parlor is a recreation which is decorated with antique fixtures. It has the oldest operating soda fountain which was previously located in Chicago. For more, see this website. [map]

Longacre's Modern Dairy Bar
Barto, PA
Longacre's Modern Dairy Bar has been open since 1920. They are adjacent to the Longacre Dairy and use the milk to produce their ice cream. They also serve sandwiches and have takeout tubs of ice cream. [map]

Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy
Tamaqua, PA
Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy started in 1924 as a milk delivery service. In 1957, they started producing ice cream. These photos are from 2004. The rooftop ice cream cone sign is gone now. For more, see this website. [map]

Jim Mack's Ice Cream
Cones & Clubs
Hellam, PA
Jim Mack's Ice Cream was established in 1958. They still make the ice cream on the premises and have expanded the menu to include burgers and the like. In 1984, they added a cute 18-hole miniature golf course and became also known as Cones & Clubs. There are also animals for the kids to feed: pigs, goats, llamas, bears, etc. [map]

The Meadows
Altoona, PA
The Meadows opened in 1950 with a stand in Duncansville, PA. This building looks to be from the same era. The interior has lots of 1950s photos of the Altoona, PA area. The stand also features frozen custard and Orange Fluff. The Meadows now has about 26 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, and New York. Most of these are modern franchises. The Indiana, PA appears to be vintage. For more, see this website. [map]

Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor
Pittsburgh, PA
Klavon's Pharmacy opened in the mid-1920s as an ice cream parlor and drug store. A second location was destroyed in a flood in 1936. This location closed in 1979 and remained boarded up for 20 years. In 1999, the owner's grandson reopened it as Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor. The interior and fixtures are all original. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Regis Steedle [gone]
Millvale, PA
Regis Steedle opened in 1935 as an ice cream shop. Until 2006, when the shop closed, the ice cream was made on the premises, using 14% butterfat which is the highest allowed in Pennsylvania. There were about 16 flavors to choose from. Steedle's also made sandwiches and homemade chocolates which it shipped around the world. The building now houses a hair salon and these signs are gone.

More Pennsylvania:
Mary Ann's Dairy Bar (Analomink)
Bethlehem Dairy Store (Bethlehem)
Dari Delite (Bridgeville)
Caligiuri Dairy Mart (Donegal)
Carter's Dairy Freeze (Exeter) [map]
Dairy Delite (Levittown)
Eckels Ice Cream Fountain (Mechanicsburg)
Page's Dairy Mart (Pittsburgh)
The Junction (Pocono Pines)
The Freez (Tunkhannock)
Snow Palace (York)

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